ON THE HOUSE
Annual competition draws on artists' memories of home
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties is hosting its annual Open House Art Competition at Kahala Mall this weekend.
The mixed-media display features work by more than 20 art students from Chaminade University and Kapiolani Community College.
The students created collages, assemblages, paintings and sculptures based on the theme "Remembrances of Home."
Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to winners from each school. Most winners will be chosen by judges, but there also is a people's choice award.
The exhibit runs through Sunday.
Kapiolani Community College student Ricky Chan's piece will be part of the Kahala Mall show.
THIS JUST IN
Hawaii chefs not in the running for prestigious awards
For the second year in a row, no Hawaii chefs have been nominated for the James Beard Awards, the most prestigious of the nation's culinary honors. The category of Best Chef: Northwest/Hawaii comprises mainly chefs from Seattle -- Scott Carsberg of Lampria, Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez of the Harvest Vine and John Sundstrom of Lark -- as well as Stephanie Pearl Kimmel of Marché in Eugene, Ore.; and Holly Smith of Café Juanita in Kirkland, Wash.
Until last year, Hawaii had always been represented in the nominees' list; the last local chef to win was George Mavrothalassitis of Chef Mavro in 2003.
A nomination did go to local television producers Melanie Kosaka and Robert Bates for "The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter," in the category of Television Food Show. The show airs on PBS and is filmed in Chicago.
The nominations were announced yesterday in New York; the awards will be announced May 8.
For details on the 2006 James Beard Foundation nominations, see the Dining pages in the Sunday Today section.
HOME AND GARDEN
If you're trying to furnish your home on a budget or just looking for a fabulous find, drop by the Encore Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Hawaii Theatre, 1160 Bethel St.
The fundraiser for the Hawaii Theatre Center will offer large upholstered furniture, dining room tables and chairs, and more.
Admission is $5 per person. Call 528-0306.
Look what he did!
Clarence Nishimoto of Oahu will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Home and Garden Television program "Look What I Did."
Filming of the Mililani resident's "Enchanted Garden," featuring an illuminated water fountain, renovated bedrooms and "Serenity Room" den, will begin in mid-March.